Linda Budd has spent three decades with what she calls "active alert," kids who are normal but may be hard to handle. Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents, has given parents and teachers relief, reassurance and practical advice since it was first published more than 10 years ago. This extensively revised third edition includes teenagers. After tracking many children to adulthood, this psychologist talks about what high-achievers many "active alerts"…
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse .... Through this book & the help of several amazing women, I have been able to experience much healing. God is so gracious and kind!
In language parents, caregivers and teachers can understand even when exhausted and frustrated, What Angry Kids Need explains why kids get angry, what anger management skills can be taught, how adults can model anger management techniques—and how adults can cope when nothing seems to work. Authors Jennifer Brown and Pam Hopkins emphasize the importance of patience and practice in developing the ability to handle anger and explain options available when more help is needed.
10 simple ways to connect with your child. Each week for the next ten weeks, I’ll be sharing one simple idea that you can implement right now, to foster a more connected relationship with your child. Each post will take less than 5 minutes to read and they will be simple enough to do even on the busiest days. My hope is that by the end of the ten weeks, we will be more present for our children and more mindful of the type of parent we want to be. Will you join me?
10/7/2014 Imagine being thirteen, in a strange city, hundreds of miles away from home, and your mom abandons you at a bus station, driving off into the night with her lover. It's a miracle Jimmy Wayne survived his growing-up years. Hungry, homeless, and bouncing in and out of the foster care system, Jimmy spent more nights wandering and sleeping in the streets than he cares to remember. His father left before he was born. And